Bonded Cellular Systems To Capture World Cup Action
companies will have on-site service and repair services and one,
LiveU, will provide "guaranteed," high-bandwidth hotspots.
de Janeiro, Brazil—Broadcasters looking to get closer to the action
and remain flexible on their feet will utilize bonded cellular camera
transmission systems virtually everywhere during the FIFA World Cup
2014 soccer tournament in Brazil. Dozens of broadcasters will carry
high-definition-compatible technology from Dejero Labs, LiveU and TVU
Networks in an effort to give viewers the most compelling experience.
an experimental technology, these systems, which use multiple data
carrier services (via a series of "bonded" cellular data
cards) to send video, are now a mainstay of every broadcaster's
toolbox. In Brazil, the technology will help capture news reports and
alternate footage—such as interviews with players, team training
sessions, and enthusiastic fans entering and leaving the arenas.
of these companies will also have on-site service and repair services
and one, LiveU, will provide "guaranteed" high-bandwidth
hotspots in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Brasilia. Customers seeking
additional bandwidth in heavily congested areas will use these
LIVE+ 20/20 transmitter and the LIVE+ Mobile App give
videojournalists the ability to encode and transmit broadcast-quality
video directly over LTE, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet connections.
in early June, broadcasters will be able to rent Dejero's LIVE+ 20/20
transmitter and reporters install the Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App on
their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, enabling them to
transmit live coverage and also to store and forward video for later
the LIVE+ 20/20 transmitter and the LIVE+ Mobile App give
videojournalists the ability to encode and transmit broadcast-quality
video directly over LTE, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet connections from
locations that can be impractical for traditional sports production
vehicles to access. The
20/20 Transmitter is a portable bonded wireless system that can be
easily transported from venue to venue.
addition, Dejero will provision Brazilian SIM cards for each
transmitter and mobile device, and will provide in-country technical
support to ensure that each transmission is a success. The
broadcasters' master control personnel will have access to the
cloud-based Dejero LIVE+ Portal to manage and control transmitters,
monitor transmission health, and manage the distribution of content
on air and online.
Comrex LiveShot HD cellular transmission system will also get a
workout in Brazil, where Brazilian network Rede Globo will
be testing it at several of the World Cup venues. LiveShot uses a
built-in H.264 codec to send live, low latency, video (and audio)
over wireless IP networks. It also offers connection to personal
hotspots via two USB ports.
Comrex Liveshot uses a built-in H.264 codec to send live, low
latency, video (and audio) over wireless IP networks.
its competitors, LiveShot uses a two-way
video/audio IP codec, eliminating the need to
carry extra equipment, or a backpack, for remote interviews and ENG.
The combination of low latency (typically 300ms to 1sec),
studio/field 2-way intercom plus two discreet IFB channels andreturn
video will provide field reporters with all they need—housed in a
single box the size of a camera battery. [In Brazil, Comrex
will also supply more than a dozen of its Access IP Audio codecs to
cover the World Cup.]
said that media companies from over 30 countries will deploy more
than 200 LiveU units in the 12 host cities across Brazil. The
wireless transmitters will provide live video transmission, as well
as hot spot connectivity via the company's new LiveU DataBridge
solution, which turns any LiveU unit into a bonded cellular hotspot
for any kind of Internet usage on any device. LiveU's support team
will be on the ground in the different locations, offering onsite
24/7 support in multiple languages during the tournament.
wide variety of transmission technology from LiveU will be used at
some point during the 64 World Cup matches.
the tournament, LiveU will also provide onsite support at all the
main venues in Brazil—both directly and through its local partner,
UCAN Digital Transmission. The company's entire portfolio of uplink
solutions—including its backpack and camera-mount cellular bonding
devices such as the LU500 and its signal boost Xtender external
antennas—will be used.
will include global sports and news networks, news agencies, local
stations, and online broadcasters from almost every participating
country in the tournament. All units in the field can be controlled
directly by the operator, or remotely from the studio in the home
country via the browser-based LiveU Central management system.
goal is to be very dynamic, delivering great content with solid
facts," said Allan Pessoa, Technology Manager with TERRA, an
Internet production company that will use LiveU technology during the
World Cup. "LiveU provides us with the mobility and technology
to do that."
content will be available on TERRA's web site (www.terra.com.br)
for multiscreen viewing. TERRA and UCAN expect to reach more than 80
million people in Latin America by using LiveU solutions.
TVU Networks will also once again provide its wireless transmission
technology for a major sporting event. In Brazil, the company's
TVUPack will support several of the world's most prominent
broadcasters from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia,
Africa and the Middle East. These include customers that have taken
advantage of special comprehensive TVUPack rental packages offered to
broadcasters looking to cover this major sports event.
products, like TVU Networks' TVUPack Mini will be put to the test in
with other major sporting events such as the London and Sochi
Olympics, TVU said it would have dedicated technical support
personnel on location to ensure that each TVUPack transmission is
successful. TVU is providing an array of support services that
include certified local cellular modem cards. Broadcasters using
TVUPack will also have access to in-country best practice advice
regarding optimal transmission from TVU personnel.
by hundreds of broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack
family of IP transmission solutions gives customers a powerful and
reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online,
and mobile platforms. Broadcasters looking to take advantage of the
TVUPack Global Rental program can contact TVU via phone at
+1-650-265-2811, via email at email@example.com or
via the TVUPack
Bond Pro unit will be used extensively at several of the World Cup
a local reseller in Brazil, has supplied dozens of Teradek's Bond II
and Bond Pro bonded cellular units to a variety of TV stations in the
area—both for sale and rental as part of a comprehensive ENG
package. Customers include TV Globo, TV SBT and affiliate stations to
TV Record, TV Bandeirantes, public TV channels and several religious
channels, from all parts of the country.
ENG packages sometimes include access to its "Sputnik in the
Cloud" server (made by Embratel), Claro and Vivo 4G LTE
services. The company has also provided services such as
consultation, installation and training, both before and during the
World Cup tournament. All Teradek Bond devices require a Sputnik
server, which converts each bonded feed into a standard video format
that can be sent to any streaming platform on the Web or to many
Teradek Bond line of cellular transmission solutions allows users to
send 1080p HD video over aggregated bandwidth from several network
interfaces, including 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, BGAN, and Ethernet. The
company's Bond devices utilize hardware-based high profile H.264
compression, resulting, the company said, in very low power
consumption and long run times. In addition, each Teradek wireless
transmitter offers a local monitoring capability on iOS devices,
closed captioning support, and IFB for communication from the studio
to the field.